Mohammed Splits the Moon. Illustration taken from a "Falnameh," a sixteenth century Persian book of prophesies. Artist unknown; watercolor painting; Mohammed is the veiled figure on the right. Currently housed in The Saxon State Library, Dresden, Germany, part of an exhibition that was displayed at The Library of Congress in 1996.

Mohammed Splits the Moon. Illustration taken from a "Falnameh," a sixteenth century Persian book of prophesies. Artist unknown; watercolor painting; Mohammed is the veiled figure on the right. Currently housed in The Saxon State Library, Dresden, Germany, part of an exhibition that was displayed at The Library of Congress in 1996.

Ottoman Galleon Türk El Sanatları Minyatür El Sanatı

Ottoman Galleon Türk El Sanatları Minyatür El Sanatı

Scheherazade from A Thousand and One Nights. She enchanted a demented Shah from murdering countless women by reading stories to him for a thousand one nights.  Each story had a moral to it so at the end of a thousand and one nights, the shah regains his sanity.  A true heroine!!

Scheherazade from A Thousand and One Nights. She enchanted a demented Shah from murdering countless women by reading stories to him for a thousand one nights. Each story had a moral to it so at the end of a thousand and one nights, the shah regains his sanity. A true heroine!!

The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History - The Art of the Mughals after 1600

The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History - The Art of the Mughals after 1600

From the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

From the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

Persian illustrations for  The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

Persian illustrations for The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

A miniature of Omar Khayyam, the iconic classical poet and mathmetician

A miniature of Omar Khayyam, the iconic classical poet and mathmetician

The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History - Islamic Art of the Deccan

The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History - Islamic Art of the Deccan

Khusrau Hunting: Page from a manuscript of the Khusrau and Shirin of Hatifi [Turkey (probably Istanbul)] (69.27folio15r) | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Khusrau Hunting: Page from a manuscript of the Khusrau and Shirin of Hatifi [Turkey (probably Istanbul)] (69.27folio15r) | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Arts of Iran, 1600–1800 | Thematic Essay | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Arts of Iran, 1600–1800 | Thematic Essay | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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